Making Tax Digital

The MTD deadline is approaching

The Making Tax Digital deadline is approaching, by April 2019 all businesses with annual sales over the VAT threshold should use digital tools to keep records of income and costs. Find out more about how #MTD will mean for your business http://bit.ly/mtd-YouTube

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Making Tax Digital

What is Making Tax Digital?

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is a new government initiative designed to help simplyfy tax submissions. Under MTD, businesses will be required to keep records digitally and make a quarterly return of data to HMRC. From April 2019 businesses with annual sales over the VAT threshold of £85,000 should use digital tools to keep records of..

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Payroll Update

Government Gateway decommission: The clock is ticking

With the current Government Gateway being switched off on 13 February, we would like to remind our all our Opera II and Opera 3 clients that they MUST upgrade to Online Filing Manager (4.00) before this date. These upgrades are vital for you to be able to continue your online submissions to HMRC beyond 13 February using the new..

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Applied Business Solutions partners with the Techsol Group

We are pleased to announce that, late last year, the Techsol Group acquired Applied Business Solutions. Our company began in 1997 and has grown into a leading supplier of accountancy and business software throughout the South West. Chris Parkinson, Director of Applied Business Solutions, said: “With the shape and nature of technology moving fast, we..

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Autumn Statement 2016: Flat rate VAT changes explained

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced significant changes to the amount of VAT SMEs will have to pay. This article from www.smallbusiness.co.uk explores the matter further. Major changes have been announced for the amount of VAT that many small businesses will have to pay in Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement. This will affect businesses that use the..

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Five telephone best practice tips for small businesses

Improve your phone practices with these five top tips for businesses from www.smallbusiness.co.uk The vital role of the phone call for sales and marketing in most industries and sectors is self-evident; from restaurant’s bookings, to car dealership’s enquiries, to telecom’s call centres. And yet, businesses have typically been far slower in updating their phone practices..

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Businesses must avoid contractual mixups if they want a Merry Christmas

In an article on www.smallbusiness.co.uk, Philip Pepper advises on how employers can manage risk and ensure workers are fully aware of their obligations when it comes to Christmas staffing. As we approach the busy festive season, one of the key issues facing business owners is staffing. Holiday requests and increasing employee demands for flexible working..

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Smaller importers hit hardest by weak pound, study finds

An article on www.smallbusiness.co.uk states that the impact of the weak Pound is being felt unevenly across British business, with smaller firms bearing the brunt of higher import prices. UK businesses that import either raw materials or finished goods have seen the prices they pay their foreign suppliers rise since the Brexit referendum on June..

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SMEs fail to recognise email phishing attempts

The vast majority of SME companies are being fooled when it comes to phishing attempts, research finds. We are constantly informing our clients about the increase in online threats and this article from www.smallbusiness.co.uk affirms the concerns.   Results of a survey challenging respondents to spot fake emails used for phishing have indicated that 98 per cent of..

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How safe is your data?

Is your data more secure in a cloud environment than on premise? From Pegasus Software As more and more businesses move to a cloud solution, one of the major concerns SMEs have is over the security of their data in a cloud deployment. It’s easy to see why: stories of data breaches appear in the..

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